aries mond / aboard
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it should look like this



and we should hear it like that

it sounds like that :

how it works...

"aboard" is made with wood boards and solid noise transmitters, also called shakers. this means the audio device works like a loudspeaker that would have a wood board instead of a membrane. 

the boards then create fascinating and ghosty sound images, a stunning presence, and a wish to touch the sound. the vibrating supports seems to be inhabited.

the device itself makes the sounds and musics appear as some far off inboard memories, captured and returned by a basic object.

the soundboards can be installed in different configurations, picture rails, geometric frameworks, or lay back listening points, inviting the audience to choose their listening position and allowing them to literally get in touch with the vibration.

composing for installation forms

as a kid stunned by the discover of the rec / play functions of a dictaphone, boris billier is still fascinated by "sound prints". 

he uses to compose in a concrete studio process, with minimal instruments lines, a few digital punctuations, airy soundscape, and a strong sense of sound edit.

his solo compositions are always played in installation forms, as they authorize to stretch time and space, and clearly invite listeners to follow personal imaginary paths.


aboard

is a halo.

plays on paradoxes between rusticity and contemporariness in both aspects of composition and sound reproduction.

defeats sound's textures and causalities to create a strong attraction feeling.

can make your bones vibrate.

becomes addictive very quickly.


selection of previous works


aries mond / stone tonus, 2018


automated piano, subwoofer loudspeakers.

maison salvan, 2018.



boris billier / puzzle, 2010-2016


sound field composition, loudspeakers and acoustic objects, played in complete darkness.

puzzle premiered at rennes' opera with festival electroni-k and toured on 50 dates between 2010 and 2012.


boris billier / obtenteur(s), 2012

obtenteur(s), documentary sound walk dedicated to rosiériste André Eve.

music for a dead rosebush, small electronic set for headphones.

 commission of excentrique festival.


boris billier / transat, 2003-2010

short sound pieces, played in different acousmatic configurations.

transat toured on around 150 dates, in france, spain, canada.


invitations

boris billier has been invited in very nice places including le printemps de septembre / les siestes électroniques / la chapelle saint jacques / les escales improbables de montréal / okuparte (sp) / électroni-k / le confort moderne / pronomade(s) / la maison salvan / le lieu multiple / les tombées de la nuit.... and many more.


selected press reviews

son grand credo, je le cite -la musique moderne est moins pénible à écouter quand on est bien assis- boris billier répond parfaitement à cette proposition / arnaud laporte, france culture, 2004 (about transat)

Un delicato racconto di suono ed immagini capace di trovare profondo lirismo lì dove usualmente non si andrebbe a cercare / so what, 2019 (about cut off)

aries mond's albums -come on let's wait- and -cut off- had reviews in fluid radio (uk), headphone commute (us), rockerilla (it), opduvel (nl), music won't save you (it), so what, to name a few.


discography

aries mond - come on let's wait - eilean records 2018 

aries mond - cut off - iikki books, 2019


aboard - technical specifications

aboard works in standalone mode, indoor, outdoor, in silent places, galleries, empty houses...

the audience is free to come in and get out anytime.

aboard stays installed during a long period of time from 1 to 6 weeks.

aboard is made of 16 shakers and 16 boards for the moment.


contact

borisbillier@gmail.com

+33 5 61 95 64 53